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Controlling your company’s social media reputation

Business owners in Houston are often aware of the potential impact that their online presence can have. Reaching customers through social media may be an effective way to promote sales and specials and reach a wider audience. However, the connections that are created have the ability to harm a business’s bottom line, too, even when posted information does not come from the company’s official website or social media account.

Are you responsible for your customers’ cyber security?

Maintaining customer records is often done online in today’s business world, and as a company owner in Houston, you may wonder what your responsibilities are regarding your possession of sensitive data. Protecting your clients from a data breach is good business, and the negative publicity from a compromised system may be a costly financial incident. However, the success of business litigation against your company may depend on what precautions you have taken.

Dissolving your business partnership in Houston

Starting a company with a partner in Houston takes a leap of faith, along with plenty of trust in your co-owner. The paperwork that you filed together was essential for starting the business, and ending it can be just as complex. We at the Jackson Law Firm have worked with many business owners to navigate the process of business dissolution in Texas.

Making the right choices for your fledgling company

The founding of your business in Houston, Texas, provides dozens of choices that determine its future. Analyzing each one to determine if it meets your goals for your company is a time-consuming undertaking. At The Jackson Law Firm, we regularly answer the legal questions of entrepreneurs as they set out into the business world.

VirnetX awarded damages in infringement lawsuit against Apple

When one business in Texas, or elsewhere, violates another’s rights, patents or contracts, it may be considered infringement. This may lead to lost revenue, which may have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. Consequently, this issue is at the heart of many business disputes. Often, businesses will take legal action in order to obtain compensatory damages.

What is a fiduciary duty?

There are some business relationships in Texas, and elsewhere, which may impose legal requirements of care and loyalty. These requirements may be referred to as a fiduciary duty. According to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a fiduciary duty is a legal responsibility to act solely in the interests of another person, group or business. Failing to uphold these duties may be considered a breach of your fiduciary duties, which may lead to a business dispute.

What elements should you include in your partnership agreement?

As was discussed in a previous post, disputes sometimes arise between business partners in Texas, and elsewhere. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for you to prevent these types of issues from affecting your business is to establish a solid partnership agreement. In order to ensure that your business is able to withstand the inevitable ups and downs of your relationship, there are certain elements, which you should ensure are included in your partnership agreement.

How to avoid partnership disputes in Texas

As is the case with any close relationship, disputes often arise between business partners in Texas, and elsewhere. When this happens, it can significantly affect business and, sometimes, may have an adverse effect on your bottom line. At The Jackson Law Firm, people often ask us how they can avoid partnership disputes. As such, we will discuss some tips for how to handle disagreements between business partners.

Protecting intellectual property in Texas

The term intellectual property covers a wide range of creations. These may include artistic and literary works; inventions; and images, names and symbols that are used in business dealings. Failing to adequately protect such creations of the mind, however, may cost people in Texas, and elsewhere, the opportunity to capitalize on their work. In fact, the STOPfakes.gov website reports that the sale of counterfeit goods cost companies across the U.S. between $200 billion and $250 billion each year. In order to avoid such losses, and potential business disputes, it is important for business owners to understand how to protect their intellectual property.

Business dispute arises between soda companies over use of a word

Many business owners in Texas, and elsewhere, are aware of the importance of logos, color use and branding when it comes to consumer recognition. If a company’s competitor uses similar slogans, logos or colors to market its products, it could confuse customers and take potential business away. Sometimes, business owners will admit their mistake and change the logos or colors. Should companies refuse, however, it could lead to business disputes.

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